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Stiftungsuniversität

English translation: endowment university/college

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German term or phrase:Stiftungsuniversität
English translation:endowment university/college
Entered by: Dawn Montague
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09:00 Apr 26, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Education / Pedagogy
German term or phrase: Stiftungsuniversität
In a press release about Campus Europa.
Dawn Montague
Local time: 07:25
endowment/foundation college/university
Explanation:
‘Stiftung’ in this context probably means funded by trust or endowment, wither directly or indirectly through a foundation.

You could use “foundation univeristy” or “foundation college”

as per


Foundation College San Diego (FCSD) and its parent company, the Foundation for Educational Achievement are private, non-profit, public benefit organizations.

or Freeman Foundation College in Asia

however

I personally prefer “endowment college”, although I got no real hits for this.

I would avoid using the term ‘university’ and opt for college, unless you know the real legal status of the institute (more or less anything in UK can call ititself a college, while university is more restricted)
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berelin
Local time: 13:25
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Summary of answers provided
naPrivate university (US)Kevin Fulton
naendowment/foundation college/universityberelin
na"a university of donations"
Vidmantas Stilius


  

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47 mins
"a university of donations"


Explanation:
google search produced only one webpage, viz. the university of Frankfurt.
The quotations below may be helpful.
Die Frankfurter Universitaet war erst 1914 als sogenannte "Stiftungsuniversitaet"
gegruendet worden, dh, sie wurde unterhalten von Stiftungen der

Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University was the only German civic university, founded on the basis of secular private donations.



    Reference: http://www.uni-frankfurt.de
Vidmantas Stilius
Local time: 14:25
Native speaker of: Native in LithuanianLithuanian
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1 hr
endowment/foundation college/university


Explanation:
‘Stiftung’ in this context probably means funded by trust or endowment, wither directly or indirectly through a foundation.

You could use “foundation univeristy” or “foundation college”

as per


Foundation College San Diego (FCSD) and its parent company, the Foundation for Educational Achievement are private, non-profit, public benefit organizations.

or Freeman Foundation College in Asia

however

I personally prefer “endowment college”, although I got no real hits for this.

I would avoid using the term ‘university’ and opt for college, unless you know the real legal status of the institute (more or less anything in UK can call ititself a college, while university is more restricted)


berelin
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2 hrs
Private university (US)


Explanation:
In the US we distinguish between public (state/city funded) and private universities (funded by churches / private endowments)

Kevin Fulton
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